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WINTER NEWSLETTER
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P. J. McGuire
P. J. McGuire - Founder of Labor Day and the UBC Early Struggle for Survival McGuire's parents were typical of the throngs of Europeans arriving on America's shores. His mother, Catherine Hand O'Riley, survived the tragic loss of her first husband and six of their eight children in Ireland. Ready to start over in the New World, she met John J. Read More...
Worker Misclassification
Fighting Fraud in the Work Place
BUILDING MORE JOBS

ABC News Shows How Builders Compete by Buying 100% "Made in America"

When Americans buy American-made products, everyone benefits, from the workers who make the product to the retailer who sells it. And the buyer can be confident that American skills and craftsmanship are behind the item they’ve purchased, and that they’ve helped create and/or preserve the job of a fellow citizen.

Importers claim their goods are less expensive, an argument meant to create a “me first” attitude of saving a penny at the expense of another’s job. But, a residential contractor in Montana is proving that buying American is a smart economic and business decision, regardless of the product.

Bozeman-based Anders Lewendal Construction has received national attention for its effort to build a home using only U.S.-made products. With a degree in economics and an extensive background in construction, company owner Anders Lewendal estimates that if every builder bought just 5 percent more U.S.-made materials, more than 220,000 jobs would be created.

During construction Lewendal made use of 120 products that come from more than 30 states.

While some of the domestically produced items are more expensive than comparable imports, Lewendal said that his all-American home will cost only 1 to 2 percent more than one using foreign-sourced products. Also, many of the domestic products are higher quality than their imported counterparts, which are routinely manufactured in unsafe environments by ill-trained workers making sweatshop wages.

Click here for an ABC News report
on the 100-percent Made-in-America home.

Click here for an interactive map
showcasing sources for a variety of Made in America products.

A 21st-Century Union
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters is one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with nearly a half-million members in the construction and wood-products industries. We are leveraging our 130-year history to prepare for tomorrow by training, educating, and representing the next generation of construction professionals.
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American Jobs Act
Statement of United Brotherhood of Carpenters General President Douglas J. McCarron in Response to President Obama’s American Jobs Act   The proposals outlined by President Obama in his American Jobs Act deserve bipartisan support as our nation struggles with an unemployment crisis unlike any seen in generations.
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Productivity
Productivity: The UBC Advantage In construction, if you don’t produce, you’re not an asset to anyone—not the general contractor, the project manager, or the end-user. UBC members know this, our contractors know this, and our union’s leadership knows it.
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